Hair loss is a serious problem for both women and men. The reasons for thinning and hair loss can be many - stress, hormonal imbalance, various diseases, seasonal changes.
Scalp massage can help control hair loss.
This is shown by the data of a study conducted in New York in 2016.
Massaging the scalp increases blood flow to the hair follicles and stimulates their growth. It increases activity between genes known to stimulate hair growth and suppress inflammation.
Study participants noted an improvement in hair thickness and density.
Massage causes the walls of the arteries in the scalp to dilate, which improves blood circulation and nourishes the hair with important nutrients that play a role in growth.
In addition, scalp massage reduces overall stress in the body, relieves headaches, tension in the neck, reduces stress hormones from the adrenal glands, calms the heartbeat.
When to do scalp massage?
Massaging the scalp can be done every time you wash your hair in the shower. It should last at least 3 minutes and cover the entire surface of the head.
No need to use additional oils and serums – the shampoo you use against hair loss is enough. It deeply nourishes the scalp and hair.
Relaxing essential oils of lavender, mint, eucalyptus can be added to it if desired. They have an invigorating effect and provoke the secretion of serotonin.
How to do scalp massage?
Use your fingers. Massage lightly at first to stimulate blood circulation, then increase the pressure and intensity of the massage movements.
Start from the periphery of the head and move towards its inner part. In this way, you will also stimulate the lymphatic system. Heating the skin through massage stimulates blood flow and has a beneficial effect on hair growth.